Definition of Italian American in English:

Share this entry

Italian American


An American who is of Italian descent: second-generation Italian Americans
More example sentences
  • I would love to see you play a heroic Italian American like Joe DiMaggio.
  • Our driver was excellent, a typical Brooklyn Italian American with attitude.
  • The author, an Italian American, writes brilliantly of the joys of her grandmother's cooking.


Relating to or denoting Italian Americans: an Italian-American neighborhood
More example sentences
  • The Italian American Museum, at 155 Mulberry, is up and running.
  • By 1991, Italian American voter registrations were 35 percent Republican and 32 percent Democratic.
  • We are Italian American, or whatever else we are, because of whom and what we have loved longest and most powerfully.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.